Event: Flood resilience in the UK debate

23 Mar 17

You are invited to a debate at the ICE on 5 April on the future of flood resilience in the UK

Buckley Gray Yeoman's modular constructed flats in Aldgate

Developers must tackle 'stigma' of offsite construction

8 Mar 17 | By Tim Clark

Ecobuild latest: Head of design for Lendlease says stigma of prefab is holding back offsite method

Elephant & Castle AHMM/Panter Hudspith

Lendlease signs zero carbon buildings pledge

6 Feb 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Trio of firms sign up to 2050 commitment

Scottish parliament

Scotland aims to source 50% of its energy from renewables

3 Feb 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Scottish government energy strategy aims to make oil and gas sector greener and use more thermal power

Solar panels

Global demand for environmental consultancy rises to £19bn

3 Feb 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Research firm Environment Analyst says buoyant market conditions in Europe and revival in North American behind rise

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London debate at Building Live

Delivering London’s construction pipeline for the next five years Video

23 Dec 16

Building Live debate highlights - With new mayor Sadiq Khan now in place, what are London’s priorities for growth?


Wavin's AquaCell used at Barton Park, Oxford

Sponsored feature on flood risk: Troubled waters

20 Dec 16 | By Andrew Brister

As the UK prepares for the next wave of winter storms, there is growing awareness of the need to improve the resilience of properties to protect against devastating floods. Andrew Brister reports on the action plan devised by the recent Bonfield Review and looks at some of the emerging solutions

Contrioversially, the plumes of the world-famous Trafalgar Square fountains have now been significantly reduced from this height to minimise water evaporation

Water features: Making a splash

20 Apr 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Technological advances mean we can now enjoy the spectacle of water without any of the misgivings about waste


What to specify: Water products

20 Apr 16

This week’s products include an indoor terrazzo fountain designed for an Italian restaurant in London, and Westminster City council installs a shower pump in an apartment block designed for the elderly and less able


Philip Watson

How smart buildings will boost our productivity

21 Mar 17 | By Philip Watson

If we give office workers the means to control their environment we will be contributing to a healthier, happier and more productive population

Ben Kite

Sustainable building on the green belt

20 Mar 17 | By Ben Kite

A small mention in the housing white paper offered a tantalising opportunity to rejuvenate the natural environment in the green belt

Nick Cullen

German plans for electric cars could actually increase CO2 emissions

13 Mar 17 | By Nick Cullen

The desire to make all cars “zero emission’ by 2030 ignores how reliant the country will be on coal-fired power stations

Duncan Lochhead

Ecobuild blog: Driving sustainability - a constant in an ever-changing world

3 Mar 17 | By Duncan Lochhead

Dulux's outlook on sustainability combines being environmentally friendly with customer benefits. Duncan Lochhead talks about its new specifier tool Halo and the Smarter Spaces scheme

Fran Edgerly, Assemble

Ecobuild blog: Regeneration for everybody

24 Feb 17 | Updated: 3 Mar 17 | By Fran Edgerly

A year on from architectural collective Assemble's Turner Prize win, we speak to Fran Edgerley about its groundbreaking Granby Workshop and the importance of community-led regeneration

Adam Crossley

Ecobuild blog: Don’t lose focus on the environment

17 Feb 17 | By Adam Crossley

What businesses think sustainability is has widened into a whole range of interconnected social and environmental issues, but it is important not to lose sight of our carbon emissions reduction target

Julie Hirigoyen

Northern Ireland and the Renewable Heat Incentive scandal

31 Jan 17 | By Julie Hirigoyen

Clearly Northern Ireland’s scheme was open to abuse, but any incentivisation policy has to be carefully designed to balance attracting investment against cost to the public purse

Conor Leyden

How to build homes safely in flood prone areas

20 Jan 17 | By Conor Leyden

New homes can be built safely in flood prone areas but we need to have a grown-up conversation about development

Nick Cullen

Will Trump ever be a cheerleader for sustainable development?

20 Jan 17 | By Nick Cullen

The new US president isn’t known for his commitment to tackling climate change, yet if he can see the economic benefit for his country he might become a convert